Male - The male Cinnamon Teal has a mainly cinnamon-red body and head, dark brown back with light brown fringes, red eyes, blackish beak, upper wing coverts are blue with a metallic green speculum bordered with white in front and buff behind, dark rump, and tail, and legs and feet are yellow-orange.
Female - The female is similar to the female Blue-Winged-Teal but has an overall richer colour, a mottled brown body, pale brown head, white patches around the eye and base of the beak, brown eyes, grey beak, and legs and feet are a dull yellow.
Eclipse - The male in eclipse plumage is similar to the female but has a slight overall reddish plumage and retains the wing pattern. It also differs from the female by having red eyes, and a dark beak.
Size: - Typical Adult is about 40cm (16in).
Food: - Aquatic plants, seeds, insects, larvae, molluscs, crustaceans, and some grain.
Habitat/Range: - Wetlands, marshes, and ponds in south-west Canada, western USA. Winters in Mexico and Central America. They are also resident in South America - Colombia, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina and the Falkland Islands.
Breeding Season: - Late April to mid-June in North America.
Eggs: - 8 to 12 (pale cream or buff colour).
Notes: - The Cinnamon Teal is a small dabbling duck of North and South America. There are five sub-species in America such as the Northern Cinnamon Teal,Tropical Cinnamon Teal, Borrero's Cinnamon Teal, Andean Cinnamon Teal, and Argentine Cinnamon Teal.
Conservation status (IUCN 3.1):
Classification: - Family: Anatidae,
Subfamily: Anatinae, Genus: Anas.